Following on from the success of the competition last year, Esports Insider is proud to announce the return of the WFH League for a third season.
Co-operated by ESI and Platform, the ‘corporate’ esports competition sees colleagues team up and go head-to-head against other companies in a multi-game tournament series.
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This year, however, the event is expanding even further with WFH League Season 3 featuring three campaigns – Spring, Autumn, Winter – across 2021. The first of which will take place online from May 10th – 30th.
For our Spring event, three tournaments will take place as companies put their pride on the line (kind of) in Rocket League (3v3), CS:GO Wingman (2v2), and Brawlhalla (2v2).
Eight teams will compete in each tournament for prizes and the chance to gain WFH League eternal glory. In past seasons, the likes of Razer, Noblechairs, and G-Science have provided prizes for the event.
In a joint statement by WFH League’s Co-founders, Esport Insider Managing Director, Sam Cooke, and Platform COO, Nicolo Portunato, the duo commented: “We are extremely excited to announce the return of WFH League for its third season. After a successful 2020, we have upped the stakes by adding three seasonal events this year for Season 3 and we cannot wait to see everything unfold on May 10th!
Last year we very much found our feet and made significant improvements from Season 1 to Season 2, which was nicely reflected in the viewership on Twitch. We really appreciated the support of the industry and community, indeed all those involved in making it happen, and we can’t wait to kick off our third season, especially since in the Autumn it’ll include our first IRL edition at Platform in London.”
As in previous editions, WFH League has partnered with UK-based charity SpecialEffect in order to raise even more money for a good cause. Over the last two seasons, all those involved with the WFH League helped to raise over £3,500.
Tom Donegan from SpecialEffect said: “The WFH League was one of the highlights of 2020 and we’re delighted to be the charity partner again in 2021. Gamers raising money to support their fellow gamers, while having a laugh at the same time – it doesn’t get much better than that!”
Exact details for our Autumn and Winter campaigns will be revealed in due course, but we are gearing up for an edition at Platform in September, whilst the Winter edition, scheduled for December, will remain online.
Season 1 and 2 saw the likes of TEAMS.gg, Hitmarker, Hiro Capital and Kairos be crowned champions. Further previous participating companies include the likes of Barclays, Twitch, EXCEL ESPORTS, Square Enix, BLAST, GGRecon, KontrolFreek and plenty more!
All three events will be broadcast live on Twitch in May, and our second season saw over 370,000 hours watched, across more than 38 broadcast hours. Our streams were brought to life by casters including DigitalBacon and MilkyCereal for Rocket League, Austin Ventour and Hawka on CS:GO, and James Allcott and Flav for FIFA.
Teams can choose to register their interest and participate in just one of the game titles, or more should they be keen! Team slots are £100 per game (+VAT).
Those wanting to find out more can visit our brand new site (www.wfhleague.com), which has been designed by DLC Studios, or reach out directly to [email protected]. Those interested in learning more or finding out about partnership options can also get in touch!